Create a non-admin user that belongs to wheel group



  • Hi,

    I have upgraded to pfSense 2.0.3 (using the amd64 version).  I want to create a user who doesn't belong to admins group but he does belong to wheel group (I want to use ssh as a simple user and then use the su command to get root privileges so as to avoid using ssh as admin).

    From the web interface, there is no option to add a user to the wheel group.
    If I use the pw command from the cli to create a user and then add the user to the wheel group, this user does not persist after reboot.
    If I manually edit the /conf/config.xml file and then create a user there using the appropriate xml syntax (i.e. <user>…</user> , etc.), the user is created but his "shell" is the /sbin/nologin. If I add a groupname = whell to an existing simple user, still doesn't work.

    Any ideas on how I can create a simple user being a member of the wheel group?

    Thanks

    Antonios



  • I figured it out. I created the appropriate entry at the config.xml for the group wheel too!

    Thanks

    Antonios


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